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Memories,Meetings,Memorabilia and the story and pictures behind them.

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  • 100 Pacer100 Pacer Toronto, ONPosts: 6,682
    edited January 12
    Ive definitely been spoiled many times over with this band and I’ve mentioned this here before. It’s just stuff at the end of the day but the story still makes me smile:

    ‘06 Grand Rapids and my brother and I were front row and my brother was easily the youngest/shortest one. We were just loving the setlist and the show and having a great time...at some point early on between songs Ed wandered over and wanted to toss a pick to someone so I raised my arm then pointed to my brother and Ed did the rest. When the band walked off after the main set Ed looked over mid stride at us with a look on his face as if to ask what we wanted to hear and I said Big Wave...the look on his face said it all: apologetic but wasn’t going to happen (remember reading later on Ed was saving it for the ocean/beach shows). And then during the encores we were just outright losing our minds with the songs played (as was everyone). And then this happened:

    https://youtu.be/qxYM-E1sy3k

    Shaky beginning but starts at the 0:56 mark. Didn’t do anything to get Ed’s attention, he just turned and looked and gestured. And what was great about everyone around us is that no one reached out. So I caught it and without thinking just handed it to my brother. The next and final song of the night was YL and while Mike is soloing Ed is kneeling down in front of us and looks over to spot my brother holding the tambourine. I’m watching Mike and don’t notice Ed asking my brother if we’re at the show together to which my brother gives Ed a thumbs up. Ed stands up and motions for another tambourine and walks to the edge of the stage and without hesitating my brother quickly hands the tambourine back to me before Ed tosses my brother his very own. At this point I clue in to what’s going on when Ed strides back then turns around quickly and asks my brother to toss the tambourine back up. Ed then uses it to wipe the sweat off his entire face and tosses it once again to my brother. Everything lined up at the show for those memories to happen but then the following year at the Toronto Film Festival premiere of the Thomas Young documentary we arrived early for Ed’s soundcheck and I had a gut feeling about each of us bringing along the tambourines:




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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,325
    These are awesome stories!   I hope all the big fans get their moment one day.   
  • mrezoocmrezooc Posts: 7

     said:
    In 2013 in London, Ont the band was here prepping for their Lightning bolt tour. The Bud-gardens had allowed the band to have the venue for 5 days to practise. On the Saturday July 13 now known as Eddie Vedder day with my friends, we waited outside the venue with some friends and the kids hoping the band would come out. Some of the band members left, so we didn’t think he was gonna come out. We were just getting ready to leave when his security came out and said Ed was gonna come out and to put cameras away. I’ve been a huge fan since day 1 and this was like a dream. He came out and chatted with all the kids. He gave them guitar picks and signed a picture for my daughter. I couldn’t hardly talked. My wife and her friends were in tears. My daughter 5 at the time made a card for the band. He had a 5 min conversation around his kids and baseball with her. He asked what her name was and she said Kalei. He said Ally what a beautiful name. He then read her card and told her he was sorry for getting her name wrong and said to her that Kalei was an even more beautiful name then Ally. He made his way down the line and freeze high fives my nephew telling him a story about how he did that with his kid. He talked to my friend and asked the named of his daughter. He told her Ella. He said he loved that name and that he wanted to name his daughter that, but didn’t want her to get made fun of (Ella Vedder / Elevator -Haha). He got to my wife who had our youngest child. He gave her a guitar pick and she threw it back at him. He picked it up and pulled another one out and held her hands and made a comment that she was already practising to be on stage. He gave her 2 picks one for each hand. A Pretty amazing experience. We were lucky to have experienced it, as so many people don’t get an opportunity to. Made us love him and the band that much more. Definitely a once in a life time experience. Check out the picture above. This is the picture he signed. We handed out the EV picks from his 2012 tour. 
    amazing thank u for sharing. what's the pick between the orange ED and the black sparky pick?
    It’s a McCready pick. I believe it has an E on the Back. There 4 in total that spell Mike. I believe they  Earth, wind, fire, water. 
  • mrezoocmrezooc Posts: 7
    Loujoe said:
    Wow. great story and so cool you appreciate how special that moment is to share with friends and family.

    Those picks are hard to get too!
    (If you wanna share about that Jeff sig too anytime...I'll listen!)
    Got the Jeff signature the night after. No real story with it. He came out signed a few things and left. Wasn’t very talkative. Definitely not as good as the Eddie one. 
  • mrezoocmrezooc Posts: 7
    100 Pacer said:
    Ive definitely been spoiled many times over with this band and I’ve mentioned this here before. It’s just stuff at the end of the day but the story still makes me smile:

    ‘06 Grand Rapids and my brother and I were front row and my brother was easily the youngest/shortest one. We were just loving the setlist and the show and having a great time...at some point early on between songs Ed wandered over and wanted to toss a pick to someone so I raised my arm then pointed to my brother and Ed did the rest. When the band walked off after the main set Ed looked over mid stride at us with a look on his face as if to ask what we wanted to hear and I said Big Wave...the look on his face said it all: apologetic but wasn’t going to happen (remember reading later on Ed was saving it for the ocean/beach shows). And then during the encores we were just outright losing our minds with the songs played (as was everyone). And then this happened:

    https://youtu.be/qxYM-E1sy3k

    Shaky beginning but starts at the 0:56 mark. Didn’t do anything to get Ed’s attention, he just turned and looked and gestured. And what was great about everyone around us is that no one reached out. So I caught it and without thinking just handed it to my brother. The next and final song of the night was YL and while Mike is soloing Ed is kneeling down in front of us and looks over to spot my brother holding the tambourine. I’m watching Mike and don’t notice Ed asking my brother if we’re at the show together to which my brother gives Ed a thumbs up. Ed stands up and motions for another tambourine and walks to the edge of the stage and without hesitating my brother quickly hands the tambourine back to me before Ed tosses my brother his very own. At this point I clue in to what’s going on when Ed strides back then turns around quickly and asks my brother to toss the tambourine back up. Ed then uses it to wipe the sweat off his entire face and tosses it once again to my brother. Everything lined up at the show for those memories to happen but then the following year at the Toronto Film Festival premiere of the Thomas Young documentary we arrived early for Ed’s soundcheck and I had a gut feeling about each of us bringing along the tambourines:




    That’s a sweet story. 
  • mrezoocmrezooc Posts: 7
    Lots of amazing items and friendships that have stories but I will start with this one. Will keep it brief but did some stuff to help someone that knew someone that knew someone :) and got this as a token of appreciation.  

    Awesome!! 
  • elwayvedderelwayvedder South JerseyPosts: 8,559
    mrezooc said:

     said:
    In 2013 in London, Ont the band was here prepping for their Lightning bolt tour. The Bud-gardens had allowed the band to have the venue for 5 days to practise. On the Saturday July 13 now known as Eddie Vedder day with my friends, we waited outside the venue with some friends and the kids hoping the band would come out. Some of the band members left, so we didn’t think he was gonna come out. We were just getting ready to leave when his security came out and said Ed was gonna come out and to put cameras away. I’ve been a huge fan since day 1 and this was like a dream. He came out and chatted with all the kids. He gave them guitar picks and signed a picture for my daughter. I couldn’t hardly talked. My wife and her friends were in tears. My daughter 5 at the time made a card for the band. He had a 5 min conversation around his kids and baseball with her. He asked what her name was and she said Kalei. He said Ally what a beautiful name. He then read her card and told her he was sorry for getting her name wrong and said to her that Kalei was an even more beautiful name then Ally. He made his way down the line and freeze high fives my nephew telling him a story about how he did that with his kid. He talked to my friend and asked the named of his daughter. He told her Ella. He said he loved that name and that he wanted to name his daughter that, but didn’t want her to get made fun of (Ella Vedder / Elevator -Haha). He got to my wife who had our youngest child. He gave her a guitar pick and she threw it back at him. He picked it up and pulled another one out and held her hands and made a comment that she was already practising to be on stage. He gave her 2 picks one for each hand. A Pretty amazing experience. We were lucky to have experienced it, as so many people don’t get an opportunity to. Made us love him and the band that much more. Definitely a once in a life time experience. Check out the picture above. This is the picture he signed. We handed out the EV picks from his 2012 tour. 
    amazing thank u for sharing. what's the pick between the orange ED and the black sparky pick?
    It’s a McCready pick. I believe it has an E on the Back. There 4 in total that spell Mike. I believe they  Earth, wind, fire, water. 
    ah i see it now, thank you. 
  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 7,208
    edited January 13
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  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 6,816
    This is exactly  what i hoped to see in this thread keep them ciming
    brixton 93
    astoria 06
    albany 06
    hartford 06
    reading 06
    barcelona 06
    paris 06
    wembley 07
    dusseldorf 07
    nijmegen 07

    this song is meant to be called i got shit,itshould be called i got shit tickets-hartford 06 -
  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 2,097
    edited January 12
    Your turn lastexit. Spill the beans if you have more to tell...
  • go prego pre Posts: 554
    edited January 13
    Eddie gave me his wine bottle at the end of the Charlotte 2013 show. This was after he tried tossing me a pick and stood on the rail directly above me during Porch. Crazy awesome experience.

    That’s me in the yellow shirt.


    This is the wine bottle. Just before Getaway, Eddie was talking about the new record being #1 for the second week in a row, and they didn’t have to show their tits to do it. While talking about the record being #1, Eddie was picking at the label, thus the small tear above the T and C.

    There's a trapdoor in the sun.
  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 6,816
    Loujoe said:
    Your turn lastexit. Spill the beans if you have more to tell...
    Ha I have a few and I buzz thinking  of them its hard to tell stories without  someone thinking you brag and thats not the aim. I just love all these stories and honestly  I cry  reading them as I know buzz you all got
    brixton 93
    astoria 06
    albany 06
    hartford 06
    reading 06
    barcelona 06
    paris 06
    wembley 07
    dusseldorf 07
    nijmegen 07

    this song is meant to be called i got shit,itshould be called i got shit tickets-hartford 06 -
  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 2,097
    No room for the hate. Life's too short. I understand but it's really just people and cool stuff.
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